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February 2008 Employee of the Month 

Last Updated: 02/26/2008


Kirk Patten
February 2008 Employee of the Month, Kirk Patten


Kirk A. Patten


Fisheries Biologist

Area of Responsibility:

Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout management


B. S. Biology - U of Kansas, J. D. - U of Kansas, M.S. - Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Penn State University

Length of Service:

Five years.


Specialty or Interest:



Current Projects/Assignments:

RGCT restoration and genetics.


Best Thing About the Job:

The field work, the people, and expanding the range of native fish.


Most Common Question People Have:

Where are all the elk?



Wish I knew . . . I work with fish.

Contact Information:

Phone: 505-476-8058, E-mail: